Frank Harper Luton biographical file
- 1927 - 1979
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Dr. Luton later became Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, rising to full professor by 1942. In that year he was appointed neurologist and psychitrist-in-chief at Vanderbilt Hospital, a position he held until 1956. Luton became professor emeritus at Vanderbilt in 1964.
The first formally trained psychitrist to practice in the state of Tennessee, Luton also served in various governmental capacities, including State Commissioner of Mental Health under Governor Buford Ellington. In 1938, he undertook the state's first survey of mental health needs at the request of Governor Browning. In 1944, he served as consulting psychiatrist at Middle Tennessee Mental Health Insitute; he was named clinical director of that institute in 1960.
Additionally, Luton was installed as president of the American College of Psychiatrists in 1969. He also served as president of both the Central Neuropsychiatric Association and the Southern Psychiatric Association and as vice-repsient of the American Psychitric Association.
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